DINAH WASHINGTON

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Ruth Lee Jones (born August 29, 1924 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama; died December 14, 1963 in Detroit, Michigan), better known by her stage name Dinah Washington and also as the Queen of the Blues, was an American Grammy award winning blues, jazz and rhythm and blues singer best known for singing classic torch songs and her hit single What a Diff'rence a Day Makes. Her penetrating voice, excellent timing, and crystal-clear enunciation added her own distinctive style to every piece she undertook. While making extraordinary recordings in jazz, blues, rhythm and blues and light pop contexts, Washington refused to record gospel music despite her obvious talent in singing it, as she believed it wrong to mix the secular and spiritual.

Washington was born Ruth Jones in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. As she was growing up in Chicago, she played piano and directed her church choir. Later, she studied in Walter Dyett's renowned music
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For Those In LoveFor Those In Love
Wax Time 2018
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Essence ofEssence of
Not Now Uk 2010
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The Best of Dinah Washington - 20th Century Masters: Millennium CollectionThe Best of Dinah Washington - 20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection
Hip-O 2002
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Eight Classic AlbumsEight Classic Albums
Reel to Reel 2019
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What A Difference A Day MakesWhat A Difference A Day Makes
Jazz Images 2018
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DINAH WASHINGTON Discography

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DINAH WASHINGTON Dinah Jams album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
Dinah Jams
Blues 1954
DINAH WASHINGTON After Hours With Miss 4.00 | 2 ratings
After Hours With Miss "D"
Blues 1955
DINAH WASHINGTON For Those in Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
For Those in Love
Blues 1955
DINAH WASHINGTON Dinah! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dinah!
Blues 1956
DINAH WASHINGTON In the Land of Hi-Fi album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
In the Land of Hi-Fi
Blues 1956
DINAH WASHINGTON Swingin' Miss 4.50 | 2 ratings
Swingin' Miss "D" (aka Queen & Quincy)
Blues 1956
DINAH WASHINGTON Sings Bessie Smith (aka The Bessie Smith Songbook) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sings Bessie Smith (aka The Bessie Smith Songbook)
Blues 1956
DINAH WASHINGTON Sings Fats Waller (aka The Fats Waller Songbook) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sings Fats Waller (aka The Fats Waller Songbook)
Blues 1957
DINAH WASHINGTON Music For A First Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Music For A First Love
Blues 1957
DINAH WASHINGTON The Queen album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Queen
Blues 1959
DINAH WASHINGTON What a Diff'rence a Day Makes! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
What a Diff'rence a Day Makes!
Blues 1959
DINAH WASHINGTON For Lonely Lovers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
For Lonely Lovers
Blues 1960
DINAH WASHINGTON I Concentrate On You album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Concentrate On You
Blues 1960
DINAH WASHINGTON September In The Rain album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
September In The Rain
Blues 1960
DINAH WASHINGTON Tell Love Hello album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tell Love Hello
Blues 1960
DINAH WASHINGTON Unforgettable album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Unforgettable
Blues 1961
DINAH WASHINGTON In Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Love
Blues 1962
DINAH WASHINGTON Tears And Laughter album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tears And Laughter
Blues 1962
DINAH WASHINGTON Dinah '62 (aka  A Gal Called Dinah) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dinah '62 (aka A Gal Called Dinah)
Blues 1962
DINAH WASHINGTON I Wanna Be Loved album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Wanna Be Loved
Blues 1962
DINAH WASHINGTON Back to the Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Back to the Blues
Blues 1963
DINAH WASHINGTON This Is My Story album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
This Is My Story
Blues 1963
DINAH WASHINGTON Dinah '63 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dinah '63
Blues 1963
DINAH WASHINGTON In Tribute album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Tribute
Blues 1963
DINAH WASHINGTON Late Late Show album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Late Late Show
Blues 1963
DINAH WASHINGTON The Good Old Days album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Good Old Days
Blues 1963

DINAH WASHINGTON EPs & splits

DINAH WASHINGTON The Two Of Us album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Two Of Us
Blues 1960

DINAH WASHINGTON live albums

DINAH WASHINGTON Dinah Washington / Terry Gibbs / Max Roach / Don Elliott ‎: Newport '58 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dinah Washington / Terry Gibbs / Max Roach / Don Elliott ‎: Newport '58
Blues 1959

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DINAH WASHINGTON The Best in Blues (Verve Elite) album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Best in Blues (Verve Elite)
Blues 1958
DINAH WASHINGTON A Slick Chick (On the Mellow Side) album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
A Slick Chick (On the Mellow Side)
Blues 1983
DINAH WASHINGTON Compact Jazz: Dinah Washington album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Compact Jazz: Dinah Washington
Blues 1987
DINAH WASHINGTON Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Volume 2 (1950-1952) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Volume 2 (1950-1952)
Blues 1987
DINAH WASHINGTON Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Volume 1 (1946-1949) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Volume 1 (1946-1949)
Blues 1987
DINAH WASHINGTON Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Volume 3 (1952-1954) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Volume 3 (1952-1954)
Blues 1988
DINAH WASHINGTON Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Volume 4 (1954-1956) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Volume 4 (1954-1956)
Blues 1988
DINAH WASHINGTON Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Volume 6 (1958-1960) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Volume 6 (1958-1960)
Blues 1991
DINAH WASHINGTON Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Volume 7 (1961) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Volume 7 (1961)
Blues 1991
DINAH WASHINGTON Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Volume 5 (1956-1958) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Volume 5 (1956-1958)
Blues 1991
DINAH WASHINGTON First Issue: The Dinah Washington Story album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
First Issue: The Dinah Washington Story
Blues 1993
DINAH WASHINGTON Jazz 'Round Midnight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz 'Round Midnight
Blues 1993
DINAH WASHINGTON 50 Greatest Hits album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
50 Greatest Hits
Blues 1993
DINAH WASHINGTON The Best of the Roulette Years album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of the Roulette Years
Blues 1993
DINAH WASHINGTON Dinah Washington Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dinah Washington Collection
Blues 1994
DINAH WASHINGTON Verve Jazz Masters 40: Dinah Washington Sings Standards album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Verve Jazz Masters 40: Dinah Washington Sings Standards
Blues 1994
DINAH WASHINGTON Verve Jazz Masters 19 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Verve Jazz Masters 19
Blues 1994
DINAH WASHINGTON Blue Gardenia - Songs of Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blue Gardenia - Songs of Love
Blues 1995
DINAH WASHINGTON The Queen of the Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Queen of the Blues
Blues 1996
DINAH WASHINGTON Ultimate Dinah Washington album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ultimate Dinah Washington
Blues 1997
DINAH WASHINGTON What a Difference a Day Makes: The Best Of album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
What a Difference a Day Makes: The Best Of
Blues 1998
DINAH WASHINGTON Smoke Gets in Your Eyes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Blues 1999
DINAH WASHINGTON Dinah Washington: Greatest Hits album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dinah Washington: Greatest Hits
Blues 2000
DINAH WASHINGTON Cocktail Hour album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cocktail Hour
Blues 2000
DINAH WASHINGTON Dinah Washington's Finest Hour album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dinah Washington's Finest Hour
Blues 2000
DINAH WASHINGTON Golden Greats album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Golden Greats
Blues 2002
DINAH WASHINGTON The Best Of album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Of
Blues 2002
DINAH WASHINGTON 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Dinah Washington album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Dinah Washington
Blues 2002
DINAH WASHINGTON The Queen Sings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Queen Sings
Blues 2002
DINAH WASHINGTON Blues for a Day album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blues for a Day
Blues 2002
DINAH WASHINGTON Ballads album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ballads
Blues 2002
DINAH WASHINGTON Queen album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Queen
Blues 2004
DINAH WASHINGTON Complete Roulette Dinah Washington Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complete Roulette Dinah Washington Sessions
Blues 2004
DINAH WASHINGTON Music for Lovers album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Music for Lovers
Blues 2007
DINAH WASHINGTON The Essential Dinah Washington album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Essential Dinah Washington
Blues 2010

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